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Autumn Discovery Morning

Friday 2nd October
Meet at Lower Stables car park, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Stargazing at Carrick–a–Rede

Saturday 3rd October
Adult £6, Child £4, Member Adult £6, Child £4

Autumn Plant Fair

Sunday 4th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Fair at Mount Stewart

Sunday 4th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Harvest and Country Fair at Springhill

Sunday 4th October
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free


Fungal Foray

Saturday 10th October
Meet at Shaw’s Bridge Car Park

Remarkable Trees of Minnowburn

Sunday 11th October
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Taming Nature

Sunday 11th October
Murlough NNR
No Donations

Red Squirrel Day at Mount Stewart

Sunday 11th October
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free, Red squirrel activities – adult £3, child £1.50

Apple Press Day at Ardress House

Monday 12th October
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free


Autumn Pumpkinfest and Scarecrow Pageant

Sunday 18th October
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Ghost and Gourds Weekend

Sunday 18th October
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional cost for pumpkins and Ghost Trail.


Nocturnal Nature Tour

Friday 23rd October
Crom, Co Fermanagh
Adult £10, Child £5, Member Adult £10, Member Child £5

Storytelling by the Fire

Saturday 24th October
Florence Court
Adult £15, Member Adult £15

Coastal Walk at Kearney

Sunday 25th October
Adult £3, Child £1.50, Member Adult £3, Child £1.50

Pumpkins and Potions

Sunday 25th October
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free, Additional charge for Hallowe’en Trail

Haunted Hezlett

Sunday 25th October
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £6, Child £6, Member Adult £6, Child £6

Mini Haunted Hezlett

Monday 26th October
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Adult £5, Child £5, Member Adult £5, Child £5

Hallowe’en Fest and Craft Fair

Monday 26th October
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Autumn Walk

Monday 26th October
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome


Mexican Day of the Dead

Friday 30th October
Giants Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hallowe’en at The Festival of Light

Saturday 31st October
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30, Member Adult £10, Child £7.50, Family £30


£250,000 for Rethink Waste 8 March 2012

Minister Attwood announces a further £250,000 Rethink Waste funding

Environment Minister Alex Attwood has announced the launch of Rethink Waste’s third year of funding revenue grants totalling £250,000 for 2012/13.

The Rethink Waste grants will be available for revenue projects that will reduce waste to landfill through recycling or reuse activity for Community and Voluntary groups, the private sector, Councils and the three Waste Management Groups.

Over the past two years 18 Rethink Waste (Revenue) Fund Grants have been awarded for projects aimed at targeting behavioural change to encourage the reducing, reusing and recycling of waste.

Commenting on the funding at East Belfast Mission Minister Attwood said: “I have today seen first hand how the Community and Voluntary sector is providing a source for the donation of a wide range of furniture and bicycles some of which would undoubtedly end up in landfill. These items are being turned into good quality reusable assets and making a valuable contribution to the economy. Jobs and training places are being created as well as opportunities for volunteering.

“I am already on record as stating that we need to do more in terms of recycling, and I am also supportive of this type of project which is actively diverting waste from landfill.

“This is the third year in which the Rethink Waste Fund revenue grants are on offer. Over the past two years many Community and Voluntary Groups as well as a small number of private sector applicants have been successful in obtaining grants for revenue projects to encourage behavioural change and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. I urge these bodies to submit high quality proposals to help us divert ever greater amounts of waste from landfill.”

Further details on the application process, including the assessment criteria, application form and guidance notes are available on